Monday, July 29, 2013

Creating the Taste






"Taste of" to feature Rogers Park's Best



The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce have an idea to create tradition, promote local businesses and host a fun event. Working with World Business Chicago and SEED Chicago, the City of Chicago's curated Kickstarter page, the chamber has launched a crowd-sourced fundraiser to begin the Taste of Rogers Park series of events.

Starting smaller with only forty vendors, the first Taste of Rogers Park will host only twenty restaurants or food vendors, ten for-profit non-food vendors and ten not-for-profit organizations. The reasoning was explained as "showcasing only the best of Rogers Park."



"Being a 1.85 sq mi neighborhood with well over 400 local businesses, the population density and cultural diversity makes this a worthwhile project. It has the right chemistry to succeed. The timing couldn't be better" said Chamber President Bill Morton.



The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce plans to host the first Taste of Rogers Park at the Artists of the Wall area of Loyola Park with it's Southern boundary being the Windform art sculpture, located North of W. Pratt Boulevard and East of N. Sheridan Road. To include the entire neighborhood, future locations of the event will shift to other parks throughout Rogers Park, including Touhy Park, Willye B. White Park and Pottawatomie Park.

Rogers Park businesses have been calling for the Taste of Rogers Park. One business owner explained his frustration with other festivals in town as not featuring Rogers Park businesses. The Taste of Rogers Park will fulfill this need by accepting only Rogers Park food vendors. Additionally, everything from the promotions company, to printing of signage, banners, tickets, t-shirts, and posters to insuring the event will be by Rogers Park businesses whenever possible.

Sponsorship is three-tiered, Silver ($250), Gold ($500) and Platinum ($1000). Rewards include mentions in all press releases and logos on all flyers. Gold also includes banners and Platinum includes an introduction to all attendee's on the stage during the event. Sponsors and Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce members get $100 off table pricing.

In addition, if the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce successfully completes their goal of $10,000 by August 22nd, 2013, sponsor MillerCoors will donate an additional $5,000.

The Taste of Rogers Park will be a one day family event in August of 2014 which will begin at 8 am and end at 10 pm.

"Come on, everyone! Let's back a Taste of Rogers Park, where the community comes together"! - Chamber Secretary Autumn Davids



Links:




Official Taste of Rogers Park website:





Official Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce website:






For additional information contact:

Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

(773) 850-0049



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Today in Rogers Park - July 29th, 2013

Today in Rogers Park is a series to inform our community of relevant daily events, including the arts, entertainment, presentations and community meetings. - Bill Morton 




Taste Food & Wine - Complimentary Wine Tasting
1506 W. JARVIS AVENUE CHICAGO, IL. 60626
PHONE: (773) 761-3663

Taste is a wine shop and European-style grocery in the heart of the burgeoning Jarvis Square neighborhood of Rogers Park. Owned and operated by a close-knit group who is deeply rooted in the European tradition, this little shop maintains a friendly and accessible attitude towards wine. Wine should not intimidate, it should be enjoyed. Taste offers good wine at a good price and a knowledgeable staff of good people.

"Taste Food and Wine has one of the most beautiful, romantic atmosphere's I've ever encountered. I can take myself out of Rogers Park and imagine myself in another country, tasting a wine at a vineyard. It has such a unique charm, I can't help but be enamored with the place. The people are very helpful, answering calls and questions non-stop, and assisting you the moment you walk in their door". - Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce on Taste

Complimentary wine tasting are hosted every Monday and Friday of the month at Taste Food & Wine from 5pm - 8pm. Purchase of a bottle of wine is highly recommended to support this great local business.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Holsman House to be fenced starting October 1st


We tried. We all tried.

Petitions, outreach, protest and a landmark designation suggestion.

The sad news is that on October 1st, the Holsman House and it's adjoining property (7331 N. Sheridan Road and 7315-17 N. Sheridan Road) will be fenced off.




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Today in Rogers Park - July 26th, 2013




Today in Rogers Park is a series to inform our community of relevant daily events, including the arts, entertainment, presentations and community meetings. - Bill Morton 




Taste Food & Wine - Complimentary Wine Tasting
1506 W. JARVIS AVENUE CHICAGO, IL. 60626
PHONE: (773) 761-3663

Taste is a wine shop and European-style grocery in the heart of the burgeoning Jarvis Square neighborhood of Rogers Park. Owned and operated by a close-knit group who is deeply rooted in the European tradition, this little shop maintains a friendly and accessible attitude towards wine. Wine should not intimidate, it should be enjoyed. Taste offers good wine at a good price and a knowledgeable staff of good people.

"Taste Food and Wine has one of the most beautiful, romantic atmosphere's I've ever encountered. I can take myself out of Rogers Park and imagine myself in another country, tasting a wine at a vineyard. It has such a unique charm, I can't help but be enamored with the place. The people are very helpful, answering calls and questions non-stop, and assisting you the moment you walk in their door". - Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce on Taste

Complimentary wine tasting are hosted every Monday and Friday of the month at Taste Food & Wine from 5pm - 8pm. Purchase of a bottle of wine is highly recommended to support this great local business.



Quest Network Services - Retro Video Game Night
7301 N. SHERIDAN ROAD CHICAGO, IL. 60626
WEBSITE | PHONE: (773) 761-3555

Quest Network Services specializes in computer technical support, computer repair, computer networking, computer sales, wireless internet services from Clear, and offers in home or business computer services too. Quest also offers cassette tape to CD transfer, VCR tape to DVD transfer, 8mm movie to DVD transfer, record to CD and Reel to Reel to CD transfer. Rogers Park residents and businesses alike have also utilized Quest's "Virtual Office", (copy, fax, internet, and computer rental service), for everything from homework, art projects, legal issues, and business start-up.

Every Friday at 7pm, Quest hosts Retro Video Game Night in it's 1920's Parlor. Choose from retro entertainment systems including Nintendo and Super Nintendo or the original arcade versions of classics including Arkanoid, Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Centipede, Q*Bert, Super Mario Brothers and more.


HEADS UP



Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce Fresh Start Monday at Ravenswood Plaza

The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce was founded in April of 2009 with one goal: to help struggling small businesses, and in fact, all businesses, to become successful. Chamber founder Bill Morton wasn't sure how exactly to do this, but he knew that he would do what it takes to succeed. 

The Chamber struggled it's first two years, but in December of 2011, the Chamber and all of it's members started taking large strides to turn the Chamber into the vision they saw. 

Chamber Founder and President Bill Morton came up with the idea of a neighborhood clean-up in support of the businesses. Eventually, the program that was created was Fresh Start Monday, an event that occurs the first and third Monday of the month from April through to November, weather pending.

The next Fresh Start Monday will be on August 5th, 2013 at Ravenswood Plaza.  
This is a public event from 6 pm - 7 pm. RSVP calls to (773) 850-0049 and walk-ups are OK. This is a free community event.

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Today in Rogers Park - July 25th, 2013


Today in Rogers Park is a series to inform our community of relevant daily events, including the arts, entertainment, presentations and community meetings. - Bill Morton 





CAPS meeting - beat 2422, 2423, and 2424 at 7pm
Chicago Math & Science Academy, 7212 N. CLARK STREET (in the cafeteria) CHICAGO, IL. 60626


Community policing has become a popular crime-fighting strategy across the country, but there is no one definition of community policing or one specific way of carrying it out. From the time he was appointed in April 1992, Police Superintendent Matt L. Rodriguez advanced a strategy of community policing that is specific to Chicago. CAPS is a unique philosophy that borrows from the experiences of other cities, but also breaks important new ground in meeting the needs of the Chicago Police Department and the Chicago community. 

What makes CAPS innovative is that it brings the police, the community, and other City agencies together to identify and solve neighborhood crime problems, rather than simply react to their symptoms after the fact. Problem solving at the neighborhood level is supported by a variety of strategies, including neighborhood-based beat officers; regular Beat Community Meetings involving police and residents; extensive training for both police and community; more efficient use of City services that impact crime; and new technology to help police and residents target crime hot spots. 

With CAPS, police officers continue to enforce the law and respond rapidly to serious crimes and life-threatening emergencies. But CAPS recognizes that the police alone cannot solve the City's crime problems. It takes a combined effort of police, community, and City government working together. 

Implementation of CAPS began in April 1993 with the official roll-out in five of the City's 25 police districts: Englewood (7th), Marquette (10th), Austin (15th), Morgan Park (22nd), and Rogers Park (24th). These prototype districts are diverse in terms of their demographics, economics, crime problems, and levels of community organization. As such, they provided a valuable laboratory for testing and improving the CAPS model before it was expanded Citywide. 

Implementation of CAPS in the other 20 police districts began in 1994, and the strategy is now operational in all of Chicago's neighborhoods. The five original prototype districts continue to serve as a laboratory for testing new ideas and new technology. 

CAPS has been recognized as one of the most ambitious community policing initiatives in the United States. It has been cited as a model by numerous national experts, including officials at the U.S. Department of Justice and academic authorities on community policing. Management guru Tom Peters featured the Chicago Police Department and CAPS in his latest business video, Service With Soul. 

By opening up the dialogue between police and community, CAPS is producing a number of important success stories at the neighborhood level. Across the City, the CAPS partnership is tackling serious crime problems, as well as those neighborhood conditions that breed crime -- conditions such as abandoned buildings and vehicles, vacant lots, drug houses, and graffiti. 

Together, we are working to identify and solve neighborhood crime problems, block by block, and to improve the quality of life in Chicago's neighborhoods. 

This will be a joint meetings with residents of beat 2422, 2423, and 2424 at 7 pm.

Attendance at meetings helps improve the quality of life in our neighborhood: 

* encouraging active participation, 
* developing strategies to address area and block issues,
* meeting other residents and
* getting to know beat officers.



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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Taste of Rogers Park interaction


The Taste of Rogers Park kickstarter launched at 11:30 am this morning. Interactions on social media are rising near the two-hour mark of the campaign including tweets, retweets, email forwards and facebook likes from Rogers Park community residents and businesses alike!

Below is a screenshot of Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce twitter stats showing local buzz.



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Monday, July 22, 2013

Rogers Park Chamber to host Taste of Rogers Park






In the words of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce:


"The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce is very happy to announce that we will be launching a thirty day Kickstarter campaign for the first ever Taste of Rogers Park through World Business Chicago's program, SEED Chicago on July 23rd, 2013.


The Taste of Rogers Park will be hosted at Artists of the Wall area of Loyola Park with it's Southern boundary being the Windform art sculpture. The Taste will continue to occur every other year and shift to other parks throughout Rogers Park, including Touhy Park, Willye B. White Park and Pottawatomie Park.


Our first Taste of Rogers Park will host twenty restaurants, ten for profits, and ten not for profits, as well as local musicians.


The Taste of Rogers Park will be a one day event in August of 2014 which will begin at 8 am and end at 10 pm.


Children seven and under will enter for free, seniors can attend for ten dollars, and all ages in-between get in for fifteen dollars.


Please check out our Kickstarter and help make the first Taste of Rogers Park happen!


You can fund the event for rewards of tickets, t-shirts, or even sponsorship! Please help us bring this family event to Rogers Park"!



Links:

Sponsorship opens on Kickstarter Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013 at:




Official Taste of Rogers Park website:





Official Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce website:





For additional information contact:
Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce


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Today in Rogers Park - July 22nd, 2013

Today in Rogers Park is a series to inform our community of relevant daily events, including the arts, entertainment, presentations and community meetings. - Bill Morton 




Taste Food & Wine - Complimentary Wine Tasting
1506 W. JARVIS AVENUE CHICAGO, IL. 60626
PHONE: (773) 761-3663

Taste is a wine shop and European-style grocery in the heart of the burgeoning Jarvis Square neighborhood of Rogers Park. Owned and operated by a close-knit group who is deeply rooted in the European tradition, this little shop maintains a friendly and accessible attitude towards wine. Wine should not intimidate, it should be enjoyed. Taste offers good wine at a good price and a knowledgeable staff of good people.

"Taste Food and Wine has one of the most beautiful, romantic atmosphere's I've ever encountered. I can take myself out of Rogers Park and imagine myself in another country, tasting a wine at a vineyard. It has such a unique charm, I can't help but be enamored with the place. The people are very helpful, answering calls and questions non-stop, and assisting you the moment you walk in their door". - Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce on Taste

Complimentary wine tasting are hosted every Monday and Friday of the month at Taste Food & Wine from 5pm - 8pm. Purchase of a bottle of wine is highly recommended to support this great local business.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Today in Rogers Park - July 21st, 2013


Today in Rogers Park is a series to inform our community of relevant daily events, including the arts, entertainment, presentations and community meetings. - Bill Morton 



Squiggly's Yarn Shop & Studio - Stitch & Be Fit
1604 W. MORSE AVENUE CHICAGO, IL. 60626
PHONE: (224) 723-6432



Squiggly’s Yarn Shop & Studio is a place where one can call home and let the creative experience take them to new levels.  On any given day you may hear an array of music from meditative soothing sounds to country music, you’ll love the atmosphere.  A tiny place with a lot of heart boasts Gospel Sundays where you can hear greats like CeCe Winans and some of the great gospel choirs of our time.


"Come and enjoy Motorcycle Mondays where we will encourage adult themed crochet and knit projects.  Have an idea?  We’ll make it happen!  Don’t know how to knit or crochet? Don’t worry we can teach you how!  Classes are forming and your input is necessary.  Please visit our "Classes" page to view our current list of classes, don't see a class that meets your schedule, email us, we'll do our best to accommodate your needs.  We are here to serve you; we’ll even come to your local coffee shop and hangout". 


KNIT & BE FIT Sundays are every Sunday starting at 10:30 AM. Meet in front of the store and walk for 20-30 minutes and then return to the store for some knit and crochet fun. 



HEADS UP



Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce Fresh Start Monday at Morse Avenue and Wayne Avenue

The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce was founded in April of 2009 with one goal: to help struggling small businesses, and in fact, all businesses, to become successful. Chamber founder Bill Morton wasn't sure how exactly to do this, but he knew that he would do what it takes to succeed. 
The Chamber struggled it's first two years, but in December of 2011, the Chamber and all of it's members started taking large strides to turn the Chamber into the vision they saw. 
Chamber Founder and President Bill Morton came up with the idea of a neighborhood clean-up in support of the businesses. Eventually, the program that was created was Fresh Start Monday, an event that occurs the first and third Monday of the month from April through to November, weather pending.

The next Fresh Start Monday will be on August 5th, 2013 at Ravenswood Plaza.  This is a public event from 6 pm - 7 pm. RSVP calls to (773) 850-0049 and walk-ups are OK. This is a free community event.

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Today in Rogers Park - July 19th, 2013




Today in Rogers Park is a series to inform our community of relevant daily events, including the arts, entertainment, presentations and community meetings. - Bill Morton 




Taste Food & Wine - Complimentary Wine Tasting
1506 W. JARVIS AVENUE CHICAGO, IL. 60626
PHONE: (773) 761-3663

Taste is a wine shop and European-style grocery in the heart of the burgeoning Jarvis Square neighborhood of Rogers Park. Owned and operated by a close-knit group who is deeply rooted in the European tradition, this little shop maintains a friendly and accessible attitude towards wine. Wine should not intimidate, it should be enjoyed. Taste offers good wine at a good price and a knowledgeable staff of good people.

"Taste Food and Wine has one of the most beautiful, romantic atmosphere's I've ever encountered. I can take myself out of Rogers Park and imagine myself in another country, tasting a wine at a vineyard. It has such a unique charm, I can't help but be enamored with the place. The people are very helpful, answering calls and questions non-stop, and assisting you the moment you walk in their door". - Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce on Taste

Complimentary wine tasting are hosted every Monday and Friday of the month at Taste Food & Wine from 5pm - 8pm. Purchase of a bottle of wine is highly recommended to support this great local business.



Quest Network Services - Retro Video Game Night
7301 N. SHERIDAN ROAD CHICAGO, IL. 60626
WEBSITE | PHONE: (773) 761-3555

Quest Network Services specializes in computer technical support, computer repair, computer networking, computer sales, wireless internet services from Clear, and offers in home or business computer services too. Quest also offers cassette tape to CD transfer, VCR tape to DVD transfer, 8mm movie to DVD transfer, record to CD and Reel to Reel to CD transfer. Rogers Park residents and businesses alike have also utilized Quest's "Virtual Office", (copy, fax, internet, and computer rental service), for everything from homework, art projects, legal issues, and business start-up.

Every Friday at 7pm, Quest hosts Retro Video Game Night in it's 1920's Parlor. Choose from retro entertainment systems including Nintendo and Super Nintendo or the original arcade versions of classics including Arkanoid, Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Centipede, Q*Bert, Super Mario Brothers and more.


HEADS UP



Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce Fresh Start Monday at Morse Avenue and Wayne Avenue

The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce was founded in April of 2009 with one goal: to help struggling small businesses, and in fact, all businesses, to become successful. Chamber founder Bill Morton wasn't sure how exactly to do this, but he knew that he would do what it takes to succeed. 

The Chamber struggled it's first two years, but in December of 2011, the Chamber and all of it's members started taking large strides to turn the Chamber into the vision they saw. 

Chamber Founder and President Bill Morton came up with the idea of a neighborhood clean-up in support of the businesses. Eventually, the program that was created was Fresh Start Monday, an event that occurs the first and third Monday of the month from April through to November, weather pending.

The next Fresh Start Monday will be on August 5th, 2013 at Ravenswood Plaza.  
This is a public event from 6 pm - 7 pm. RSVP calls to (773) 850-0049 and walk-ups are OK. This is a free community event.

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Stitching Rogers Park Into A Close-Knit Community




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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Acosta replaces fencing at 7301 N. Sheridan Road



Acosta Fencing replacing wooden fence for Sprint tower along-side 7301 N. Sheridan Road.

The interesting thing about this is improvement, is that the cell tower is on the 7315-17 N. Sheridan Road property. This property is where Colonel J.N. Pritzker is planning on building a large parking structure as early as October (when Shambhala Meditation Center is leaving 7331 N. Sheridan Road - the Holsman House).

I have heard that the Sprint tower will have to then be relocated to the top of the 7301 N. Sheridan building.

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Today in Rogers Park - July 15th, 2013

Today in Rogers Park is a series to inform our community of relevant daily events, including the arts, entertainment, presentations and community meetings. - Bill Morton 



Taste Food & Wine - Complimentary Wine Tasting
1506 W. JARVIS AVENUE CHICAGO, IL. 60626
PHONE: (773) 761-3663

Taste is a wine shop and European-style grocery in the heart of the burgeoning Jarvis Square neighborhood of Rogers Park. Owned and operated by a close-knit group who is deeply rooted in the European tradition, this little shop maintains a friendly and accessible attitude towards wine. Wine should not intimidate, it should be enjoyed. Taste offers good wine at a good price and a knowledgeable staff of good people.

"Taste Food and Wine has one of the most beautiful, romantic atmosphere's I've ever encountered. I can take myself out of Rogers Park and imagine myself in another country, tasting a wine at a vineyard. It has such a unique charm, I can't help but be enamored with the place. The people are very helpful, answering calls and questions non-stop, and assisting you the moment you walk in their door". - Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce on Taste

Complimentary wine tasting are hosted every Monday and Friday of the month at Taste Food & Wine from 5pm - 8pm. Purchase of a bottle of wine is highly recommended to support this great local business.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Today in Rogers Park - July 14th, 2013


Today in Rogers Park is a series to inform our community of relevant daily events, including the arts, entertainment, presentations and community meetings. - Bill Morton 







7th Annual Jarvis Square
Bastille Day Celebration

hosted by

Taste Food & Wine

Towbar


Live Music, Champagne & Beer
Crepes, Dancing and more!



July 14th, 2013 | 2 pm - 6 pm

1500 W. Jarvis Avenue
Chicago, IL. 60626




Donations welcome to the Michael Davis Life Fund

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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Save Time

So, Today I went to go to the Alderman's City Sticker sale to save a few bucks on my city sticker. When I got there, the lines were around the building! I stopped into the currency exchange right next door and was able to use cash instead of a check to purchase my city sticker for $90.14

I think it was worth not standing in the heat for two or more hours to get my sticker for five dollars and change more.
although the photo is blurry, you can see the line wrapping around the building

the line going to the corner of the building

the line in front of the currency exchange

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Friday, July 12, 2013

Today in Rogers Park - July 12th, 2013




Today in Rogers Park is a series to inform our community of relevant daily events, including the arts, entertainment, presentations and community meetings. - Bill Morton 



Taste Food & Wine - Complimentary Wine Tasting
1506 W. JARVIS AVENUE CHICAGO, IL. 60626
PHONE: (773) 761-3663

Taste is a wine shop and European-style grocery in the heart of the burgeoning Jarvis Square neighborhood of Rogers Park. Owned and operated by a close-knit group who is deeply rooted in the European tradition, this little shop maintains a friendly and accessible attitude towards wine. Wine should not intimidate, it should be enjoyed. Taste offers good wine at a good price and a knowledgeable staff of good people.

"Taste Food and Wine has one of the most beautiful, romantic atmosphere's I've ever encountered. I can take myself out of Rogers Park and imagine myself in another country, tasting a wine at a vineyard. It has such a unique charm, I can't help but be enamored with the place. The people are very helpful, answering calls and questions non-stop, and assisting you the moment you walk in their door". - Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce on Taste

Complimentary wine tasting are hosted every Monday and Friday of the month at Taste Food & Wine from 5pm - 8pm. Purchase of a bottle of wine is highly recommended to support this great local business.




Quest Network Services - Retro Video Game Night
7301 N. SHERIDAN ROAD CHICAGO, IL. 60626
WEBSITE | PHONE: (773) 761-3555

Quest Network Services specializes in computer technical support, computer repair, computer networking, computer sales, wireless internet services from Clear, and offers in home or business computer services too. Quest also offers cassette tape to CD transfer, VCR tape to DVD transfer, 8mm movie to DVD transfer, record to CD and Reel to Reel to CD transfer. Rogers Park residents and businesses alike have also utilized Quest's "Virtual Office", (copy, fax, internet, and computer rental service), for everything from homework, art projects, legal issues, and business start-up.

Every Friday at 7pm, Quest hosts Retro Video Game Night in it's 1920's Parlor. Choose from retro entertainment systems including Nintendo and Super Nintendo or the original arcade versions of classics including Arkanoid, Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Centipede, Q*Bert, Super Mario Brothers and more.



HEADS UP



Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce Fresh Start Monday at Morse Avenue and Wayne Avenue

The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce was founded in April of 2009 with one goal: to help struggling small businesses, and in fact, all businesses, to become successful. Chamber founder Bill Morton wasn't sure how exactly to do this, but he knew that he would do what it takes to succeed. 

The Chamber struggled it's first two years, but in December of 2011, the Chamber and all of it's members started taking large strides to turn the Chamber into the vision they saw. 

Chamber Founder and President Bill Morton came up with the idea of a neighborhood clean-up in support of the businesses. Eventually, the program that was created was Fresh Start Monday, an event that occurs the first and third Monday of the month from April through to November, weather pending.

The next Fresh Start Monday will be on July 15th, 2013 at Morse Avenue and Wayne Avenue.  
This is a public event from 6 pm - 7 pm. RSVP calls to (773) 850-0049 and walk-ups are OK. This is a free community event.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Noise and a Mess, Progress to the Parking Garage


Something I use to promote is being a good neighbor in the community and being courteous to things going on around you. I still encourage that immensely, but have quieted down on promoting personal and activist stances since I've been developing and re-formatting my company.

However, I am more than outraged at the inconsiderate and rude actions that have been occurring on the two properties that are going to be destroyed and ruined by the planned parking garage. 

Cement left wet in the grass, blocking cars, noise complaints, so many issues, and the beautiful properties haven't even been destroyed yet. 

My partner and co-writer for Rogers Park in 1,000 Words does senior care for a living and worked at Levy house today where several residents complained about the construction and poor attitudes of the workers. 

Great start to a great project, wouldn't you say? Videos coming soon on:

http://www.youtube.com/user/BillMortonRogersPark






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7315-17 N. Sheridan Road drilling disrupts local business


Monday and Tuesday drilling of 
7315-17 Sheridan Road disrupts residents and local businesses.




blocking in a parked car




heavy equipment in the the green space



loud drilling and pounding caused complaints from nearby residential buildings



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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Bastille Day Celebration!




7th Annual Jarvis Square
Bastille Day Celebration

hosted by

Taste Food & Wine

Towbar


Live Music, Champagne & Beer
Crepes, Dancing and more!



July 14th, 2013 | 2 pm - 6 pm

1500 W. Jarvis Avenue
Chicago, IL. 60626




Donations welcome to the Michael Davis Life Fund

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Monday, July 8, 2013

Today in Rogers Park - July 8th, 2013


Today in Rogers Park is a series to inform our community of relevant daily events, including the arts, entertainment, presentations and community meetings. - Bill Morton 



Taste Food & Wine - Complimentary Wine Tasting
1506 W. JARVIS AVENUE CHICAGO, IL. 60626
WEBSITE | PHONE: (773) 761-3663

Taste is a wine shop and European-style grocery in the heart of the burgeoning Jarvis Square neighborhood of Rogers Park. Owned and operated by a close-knit group who is deeply rooted in the European tradition, this little shop maintains a friendly and accessible attitude towards wine. Wine should not intimidate, it should be enjoyed. Taste offers good wine at a good price and a knowledgeable staff of good people.

"Taste Food and Wine has one of the most beautiful, romantic atmosphere's I've ever encountered. I can take myself out of Rogers Park and imagine myself in another country, tasting a wine at a vineyard. It has such a unique charm, I can't help but be enamored with the place. The people are very helpful, answering calls and questions non-stop, and assisting you the moment you walk in their door". - Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce on Taste

Complimentary wine tasting are hosted every Monday and Friday of the month at Taste Food & Wine from 5pm - 8pm. Purchase of a bottle of wine is highly recommended to support this great local business.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Benefit for Michael Davis



Benefit for Michael Davis



Saturday, July 6th, 2013



Poitin Stil

1502 W. Jarvis Avenue

Chicago, IL. 60626



If unable to attend, please make a donation online at:
http://www.gofundme.com/Donate4MichaelDavis




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